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College Basketball Top 25 Polls: AP and Coaches

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Jayhawks take the #1 ranking into March Madness.

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In one of the more boring polls in recent memory, not much changed.

I could really pretty much stop right there, but ah what the heck, right?  Kansas, as I'm sure those of you who are reading this already know, maintained its stranglehold on the top spot in both polls.  Everybody else pretty much just shuffled around, with no big movers in any direction to note.

The Big 12 maintained its strong presence, with #6 Oklahoma, #9 West Virginia, #21 Iowa State, #22 Baylor, and #23 Texas joining the top-ranked Jayhawks.  Texas Tech is even still receiving votes (barely).  Lots of mid-majors find themselves in the ARV category.

I believe this is the final poll of the year until after the tournament.  Hopefully this March will be a lot more fun than the last two.

AP Poll

RANK SCHOOL POINTS RECORD PREVIOUS
1 Kansas (63) 1623 27-4 1
2 Michigan State (2) 1520 26-5 2
3 Villanova 1480 27-4 3
4 Virginia 1424 24-6 4
5 Xavier 1351 26-4 5
6 Oklahoma 1309 24-6 6
7 North Carolina 1252 25-6 8
8 Oregon 1127 25-6 9
9 West Virginia 1113 24-7 10
10 Indiana 1038 25-6 12
11 Miami (Fla.) 935 24-6 7
12 Utah 898 24-7 13
13 Purdue 798 24-7 15
14 Louisville 647 23-8 11
15 Arizona 626 24-7 18
16 Kentucky 608 23-8 22
17 Texas A&M 574 24-7 20
18 Maryland 544 24-7 14
19 Duke 512 22-9 17
20 Iowa 407 21-9 16
21 Iowa State 374 21-10 21
22 Baylor 262 21-10 19
23 Texas 191 20-11 23
24 California 189 22-9 25
25 SMU 88 25-5 24

Other receiving votes: Wisconsin 62, Dayton 35, St. Mary's 35, Seton Hall 27, Stephen F. Austin 9, Providence 8, Butler 8, Yale 7, Valpariaso 8, Cincinnati 6, St. Bonaventure 6, Gonzaga 5, Akron 4, Temple 4, Notre Dame 3, San Diego State 3, UAB 2, South Dakota St. 1, Texas Tech 1, South Carolina 1, Northern Iowa 1, Wichita St. 1

Coaches Poll

RANK TEAM RECORD POINTS Prev CHANGE
1 Kansas (29) 27-4 749 1 0
2 Villanova 27-4 696 2 0
3 Michigan St (1) 26-5 692 3 0
4 Virginia 24-6 653 4 0
5 Xavier 26-4 602 5 0
6 Oklahoma 24-6 589 6 0
7 North Carolina 25-6 576 8 1
8 West Virginia 24-7 515 9 1
9 Oregon 25-6 510 10 1
10 Indiana 25-6 490 11 1
11 Miami-Florida 24-6 461 7 -4
12 Utah 24-7 387 13 1
13 Purdue 24-7 377 13 0
14 Arizona 24-7 336 16 2
15 Maryland 24-7 306 12 -3
16 Kentucky 23-8 285 19 3
17 Texas A&M 24-7 274 18 1
18 Iowa 21-9 220 15 -3
19 Iowa St. 21-10 187 20 1
20 Baylor 21-10 177 17 -3
21 Duke 22-9 173 21 0
22 Texas 20-11 124 22 0
23 St. Mary's 26-4 117 24 1
24 California 22-9 72 25 1
25 Wisconsin 20-11 45 26 1

Others receiving votes: Wisconsin 52, Notre Dame 42, Seton Hall 39, Texas Tech 36, Providence 28, Pittsburgh 17, Saint Joseph's 17, South Carolina 16, Dayton 14, Valparaiso 6, St Bonaventure 4, Colorado 2, Arkansas-Little Rock 1.